2019 Application will be available in January

The Diabetes Scholars college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need.

Eligibility/Requirements:

  • High School Seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Recipients are selected based on activities, grades, volunteering, advocacy, leadership, essays and recommendations from both a physician/CDE treating them as well as from a high school teacher/counselor.
  • The application is an online application and requires both recommendations to be completed online.  The applicants will not be able to submit their application unless both recommendations have been completed and returned.
  • There is one application and students will be considered for those scholarships that match them.
  • The scholarship is a very competitive scholarship and is intended for the student to complete and not the parent.
  • Applicants are due by midnight (CST) on April 15, 2019.

Award Announcements

      • Recipients only will be telephoned no later than June 1, 2019. Those applicants not selected will not receive any other notification
      • Checks will be distributed directly to the school in July once it’s been verified that the recipients have been accepted and registered

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